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Swamp Milkweed Plant Sets

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Swamp Milkweed Plant Sets

Regular Price
$30.60
Sale Price
$30.60
Regular Price
$34.00
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 

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  • Multi-season bloom
  • Return each year
  • Free shipping

 This host plant for monarch butterfly caterpillars is abundant with small, rose-to-deep pink flowers that sit in clusters on branching stalks with narrow leaves.

Grown non-GMO and free of harmful neonicotinoids, these native Swamp Milkweed plants for sun/part-shade:

• Support other wildlife species including birds, butterflies, moths, and bees
• Return each year 
• Never need chemicals and require less water once established
• Are deer resistant, once established

Tan/brown seed pods will develop on stems in fall and remain into winter. 

Available in sets of three or six plants.

Did you know? The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) that relies on native milkweed to survive has declined in population by 90%. By planting milkweed, you are restoring critical habitat for monarchs and making a real difference toward saving these iconic creatures!

This set of Red Swamp Milkweed plants also has the potential to support up to:

- 12 other butterfly species
- 96% of the backyard birds that rely on these larval insects to feed their young
- Dozens of other pollinator species foraging for nectar

All purchases support National Wildlife Federation’s non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.


Our plants are grown regionally to thrive where you live and help local wildlife. Confirm availability for your area using the zip code checker near the add to cart button above.

Orders placed during an active shipping window will ship within 10 business days* of the order date.

*To ensure your plants arrive healthy, we may delay shipments to certain areas during times of extreme temperatures, natural disasters, or other conditions that will impact the plants during transit. Any delays will be clearly communicated.

See our Shipping Timeframes page for more detail.

When your order ships, you will receive an email from orders@gardenforwildlife.com with tracking information.

Your digital download containing garden design ideas and planting tips is sent by email immediately after purchase.

Also Includes: Garden design ideas and plant guidance from our pros.

Sizing: At the time of shipment, our plants have a developed root mass and emerging foliage around 4-8” high. The Red Swamp Milkweed grows to fill a space up to about 2x3 feet; perfect for a small garden bed in the sun or part shade. These plants can also thrive in patio containers if planted one per large container.

Meet the Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Grows to 2-4 Ft

Spread 2-3 Ft

Blooms June-October

Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium, Wet

Soil Description: Clay, Mucky

Attracts: Monarchs, Native Bees, Bumblebees, Caterpillars, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Beneficial Insects

Fragrant Flowers: Yes

Deer Resistant: Yes

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You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
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Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
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Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
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All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
glove icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

Meet the Growers

When you buy a Garden for Wildlife™ Native Plant Collection, you're not just helping wildlife and the planet; you're also supporting the hard-working small businesses in your region who we've partnered with to grow our native plants. 

We select independent, regional growers who meet specific standards, including:

- Sustainable, chemical-free growing practices.

- Experience growing native, local ecotype plant species.

- The ability to grow and sort mass plugs/starter plants.

- The capacity to safely pack and ship plants to their new homes.

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LG
10/18/2022
Linda G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great packaging but wondering if I planted too late

Plants arrived in great condition. Planted them in the ground on 9/26 (Northern VA) after a couple of days resting on the back porch. Now the leaves have all dropped from one of the three. Hoping they all come back in the spring!

11/08/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you so much for your support and for planting to help wildlife and the planet! If there is anything that we can do to help, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer care team at orders@gardenforwildlife.com.

DK
10/17/2022
David K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Swamp Milkweed Plants

I thank they were sent out to late for my zip code one has died. The other two will not stand the Cold Temperature this weekend

11/08/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you so much for your support and for planting to help wildlife and the planet! If there is anything that we can do to help, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer care team at orders@gardenforwildlife.com.

WB
10/17/2022
william B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Three Milkweed plants

The plants arrived well protected and healthy. I watered them lightly and planted them in my ever evolving Monarch Garden. Sadly Slugs ate all three plants within two days. Hopefully the root system was uninfected.

10/24/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for your support and for planting with a purpose! Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything that we can do to help.

SB
10/11/2022
Scott B.
United States United States

Butterfly/Bee Garden

Great!!! Delicate & small fragile plants when we received them. Had to protect them from dog traffic. Looking forward to seeing them flourish and bloom. Possibly more will be purchased. Thank You

10/12/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate the support of our mission to help wildlife and the planet with native plants.

AS
09/23/2022
Andrew S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Bought Swamp Milkweed plants

So far plants seem to be doing well.

09/26/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

We are so glad to hear that your plants are doing well! Thank you for your support of our mission to hep wildlife with native plants.